PEB Forum Veteran
I guess you can apply but it's a waste of time. It simply wont get approved until you provide proof that you have lost your military membership due to illness/injury/disease. Been there done that. There is a form that is normally filled out by the State Surgeon (on the Guard side) that states the medical jargon explaining the whys of the medical issues (OPM 3105a). OPM FERS employee handbook Chapter 46 details the dual status tech side of things and how the process works. My packet was submitted and I was advised that OPM will initially disapprove it (they did), your HRO rebuts it citing Chapter 46 (they did), and I was approved in less than 6 weeks. Was like a new speed record because it was taking anywhere from 6-9 months for approval/disapproval (guess they wanted me gone that bad).